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781k doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive Saturday

  • Published at 09:50 pm July 30th, 2021
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File photo: Vials labelled 'AstraZeneca Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine' and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken March 10, 2021 Reuters

Japan earlier sent 245,000 doses of the vaccine under Covax facility

The second consignment of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca from Japan will arrive in Bangladesh Saturday, officials say.

A freight of All Nippon Airways (ANA), containing 781,320 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, left Narita Airport at 22:40hrs (Japan Standard Time) on Friday. It is scheduled to reach Dhaka on Saturday.

Shahabuddin Ahmed, the Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan, saw off the second consignment.


Also Read - Dhaka receives 245,000 AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses from Tokyo


The delivery is part of Japan's announced commitment of supplying over 3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in phases to Bangladesh under the Covax mechanism.

On July 24, Bangladesh received the first consignment of 245,000 AstraZeneca shots from Japan.

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